Sunday, July 28, 2002

John Fay's MLB power rankings

By John Fay,
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Enquirer Reds beat writer John Fay calls 'em like he sees 'em:
       1. NY Yankees: Rivera on DL, resting for October
       2. Atlanta: Sheffield on base 51 straight games
       3. Anaheim: Swept Mariners, beat A's, now get M's again
       4. Seattle: Must fend off Disney takeover
       5. Arizona: Concern about Unit, but others stepping up
       6. Minnesota: In Central race, like Secretariat at Belmont
       7. Boston: Starting to lose sight of Yankees
       8. Oakland: Durham will run for team that can't
       9. St. Louis: 17-2 in last 19 vs. Cubs at Busch
       10. Los Angeles: Nothing like Giants for wakeup call
       11. San Francisco: All 3 outfielders have bad hamstrings
       12. NY Mets: Alomar, Mo finally hitting like Alomar, Mo
       13. REDS: Have 7 games left vs. St. Louis
       14. Houston: Off-kilter B's: Bagwell, Biggio
       15. Florida: Because they don't have Dempster?
       16. Montreal: Starting to contract
       17. Baltimore: Some nice youngsters in wrong division
       18. Colorado: Last team without a complete game
       19. Chicago White Sox: South-siders going that way
       20. Pittsburgh: Post-break surge is over
       21. Philadelphia: Start the Rolen countdown
       22. Cleveland: Tribulations for Tribe
       23. Toronto: Marching minus Mondesi
       24. Chicago Cubs: Beat me in St. Louis
       25. Kansas City: Swept by Tigers? Oh my
       26. San Diego: OK at home, dreadful on road
       27. Texas: But hey, they've got Kenny Rogers
       28. Detroit: Look out Royals
       29. Milwaukee: Closer rips manager! Film at 11
       30. Tampa Bay: Until MLB starts a 31st team


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